Favorite Books on writing

Bird by Bird – Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne LaMott

Creative Nonfiction – Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life, Philip Gerard

Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss

Handling the Truth – On the Writing of Memoir, Beth Kephart

Inventing the Truth – The Art and Craft of Memoir, edited by William Zinsser

On Writing, Stephen King

Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus, Third Edition

Several Short Sentences About Writing, Verlyn Klinkenborg

The Art of Time in Memoir, Sven Birkerts

The Craft of Writing, William Sloane

The Truth of the Matter: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction, Dinty W. Moore

The Elements of Eloquence – Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase, Mark Forsyth

The Elements of Style, William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White

The Scene Book, Sandra Scofield

The Situation and the Story, Vivian Gornick

VEX, hex, SMASH, smooch – Let Verbs Power Your Writing, Constance Hale

Writing the Memoir, Judith Barrington

The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr

Writing a Book That Makes A Difference, Philip Gerard